Seriously, nothing matters — via The Times:
Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance
WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House’s top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said.
Mr. Trump’s decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, the White House chief of staff at the time, John F. Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been “ordered” to give Mr. Kushner the top-secret clearance.
The White House counsel at the time, Donald F. McGahn II, also wrote an internal memo outlining the concerns that had been raised about Mr. Kushner — including by the C.I.A. — and how Mr. McGahn had recommended that he not be given a top-secret clearance.
By all means, let’s haul these specimens before a congressional committee and examine the concerns that were raised about Kushner. And speaking of hearings, looks like Trump Org CFO Weisselberg will be compelled to appear, and Ivanka and Don Jr. will be interviewed. (Gums is the new Tiffany!)
Scratch the opening sentence: elections matter. Open thread!